Elf the Musical at DPAC Lacks the Bubbly Magic of the 2003 Will Ferrell Film

DPAC's Dec. 4-9 presentation of Elf the Musical is part of its 2018-19 SunTrust Broadway Series

I was hoping for some holiday cheer from Elf the Musical, a child-friendly Christmas spectacle, playing now through Sunday evening at the Durham Performing Arts Center as part of DPAC‘s 2018-19 SunTrust Broadway Series. It’s the story of Buddy, an elf made famous by Will Ferrell in the 2013 movie Elf. Unfortunately, the play lacks… Continue reading Elf the Musical at DPAC Lacks the Bubbly Magic of the 2003 Will Ferrell Film

DPAC’s Elf is Pure Christmas Magic

It’s hard to believe that it’s been fifteen years since the hit movie Elf, starring Will Ferrell, was released and became a quick classic. The movie is such a favorite that, unsurprisingly, it has been turned into a musical by the same name, onstage now at DPAC under the direction of Sam Scalamoni. For those… Continue reading DPAC’s Elf is Pure Christmas Magic

The Phantom of the Opera Thrills and Chills Theatergoers at DPAC

Quentin Oliver Lee and Eva Tavares star as The Phantom and Christine (photo by Matthew Murphy)

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s much-loved The Phantom of the Opera is onstage now at Durham Performing Arts Center under the direction of Laurence Connor. And, whether one has seen the show countless times before or is a newcomer to the classic story, this production is definitely one to watch. For those not familiar with the story,… Continue reading The Phantom of the Opera Thrills and Chills Theatergoers at DPAC

The Phantom of the Opera, Playing at the Durham Performing Arts Center Through March 11th, Is a Thrilling Theater Event That You Have to See to Believe

Quentin Oliver Lee and Eva Tavares star as The Phantom and Christine in the current tour of The Phantom of the Opera (photo by Matthew Murphy)

This past Friday, the bitterly cold night and 40 mph wind gusts that cancelled flights out of RDU did not deter the couple thousand brave and lucky souls who flocked to the Durham Performing Arts Center to see Cameron Mackintosh’s awe-inspiring new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classic 1986 West End and 1988 Broadway musical,… Continue reading The Phantom of the Opera, Playing at the Durham Performing Arts Center Through March 11th, Is a Thrilling Theater Event That You Have to See to Believe

A Reimagined and Reinvigorated Phantom of the Opera Will Haunt the Durham Performing Arts Center on Feb. 28-March 4 and March 6-11

Quentin Oliver Lee and Eva Tavares star as The Phantom and Christine (photo by Matthew Murphy)

The critically acclaimed North American tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s phenomenally successful 1986 West End and 1988 Broadway backstage musical, The Phantom of the Opera, is returning to the Triangle on Feb. 28-March 4 and March 6-11 to haunt the Durham Performing Arts Center, in the American Tobacco District. This boldly reimagined and reinvigorated version… Continue reading A Reimagined and Reinvigorated Phantom of the Opera Will Haunt the Durham Performing Arts Center on Feb. 28-March 4 and March 6-11